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Recount upholds victory

Former state Rep. Lee Anderson will face John Barrow for the U.S. 12th House District seat in Georgia, after a recount upheld Anderson's runoff victory.

September 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local


$1K reward offered for information on burglary

The victim of multiple burglaries in Effingham County is now offering a $1,000 cash reward to whoever provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect and the recovery of several stolen firearms from a burglary which occurred approximately two weeks ago.

September 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local


United Way is on a mission

SAVANNAH - Sam McCachern made a quite an entrance to illustrate the theme for this year's fundraising campaign for the United Way of the Coastal Empire, "Mission: Possible."

September 06, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


Chamber, CVB seek common ground

Representatives from the Effingham Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau vowed Wednesday to find projects on which the two groups can combine forces.

September 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Residents seeking relief from mosquitoes

The war on mosquitoes may have to be fought on the homefront, Effingham County residents learned Tuesday night.

September 06, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Plant opponents seek to block air permit

Less than one month after state regulators made the controversial call to permit King America Finishing to continue dumping pollutants into the Ogeechee River - albeit, under "stringent" conditions - environmental activists are crying foul once more.

September 04, 2012 | By Jeff Harrison | Local


LOST talks heading to mediation

Negotiations between Effingham County and the municipalities apparently are headed toward mediation.

September 03, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Commissioners to look at changes to road contract

Effingham County commissioners are expected to consider today the first change order for phase 2 and signal improvements along Old Augusta Road.

September 03, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Gleaton completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Patrick J. Gleaton graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

August 30, 2012 | Staff report | Local


Guyton contains sewage spill

Stormy weather was responsible for a sewage spill in Guyton on Wednesday night.

August 30, 2012 | Staff report | Local


County OKs jail financing

Effingham County commissioners have approved a financing plan for the proposed expansion of the jail and sheriff's administrative offices.

August 30, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Alderman to return as mayor of Springfield

As the only candidate to sign up for the job, Barton Alderman will return to the Springfield mayor's seat.

August 30, 2012 | Staff report | Local


'Ice Man' shares hoops and hope

Eugene "Ice Man" Raines of the Harlem Globetrotter Legends put on a fun show with a serious message Saturday at Effingham County High School.

August 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Local


City gives go-ahead for nature trail grant

Springfield City Council members have given the go-ahead for a contract, as part of a state Department of Natural Resources grant for a multi-use trail.

August 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Retreat’s conclusion may spur action

When the Effingham Chamber of Commerce gathers for another community retreat, they hope to recount the progress made on a number of goals.

August 27, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


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Driving ahead on the parkway

The Effingham Parkway is still a few years away from construction, but the interest in the road isn't stuck in neutral.

March 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Second K9 joins Rincon police’s ranks

Rincon City Council members met the police department's newest member - but didn't offer any treats.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Lundy sworn in as Guyton police chief

Guyton's new police chief isn't a newcomer to the city's streets.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Diverging diamond work could start by end of year

Work on improvements for the I-95/Highway 21 interchange could happen before the end of the year, state transportation board member Ann Purcell said Thursday.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County to alter rec board makeup

By a split decision, Effingham County commissioners decided to start reducing the number of members on the county recreation board.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Pipeline project draws questions, critics

A proposed pipeline that would cross through Effingham County drew vocal opposition last Wednesday evening.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County awards bid to build Tusculum fire station

The Effingham County Fire and Rescue Department is expected to add another station in the next few months.

March 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


DOT schedules lane closures for eastbound I-16

Contractors for the state Department of Transportation, in conjunction with a $5.3 million concrete rehabilitation project on I-16 from exit 152 to exit 162, will be installing temporary lane closures on the eastbound lanes. Closures will begin Friday and will last daily from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

February 26, 2015 | Staff report | Local


Interest grows in proposed sprawling park

There could be a wide range of activities taking place on a vast tract of land in southern Effingham County.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


County sets meeting on plans for Effingham Parkway

Plans for the proposed Effingham Parkway will be on the drawing boards for people to see at a public information open house next month.

February 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


EPD chief: textiles plant permit most stringent

The permit for a Screven County textiles plant that was the source of a massive fish kill is the most stringent in the state, Environmental Protection Division director Jud Turner said.

February 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Cities worry about effect of transportation tax proposal

As state lawmakers weigh a change in the sales tax system to fund transportation initiatives, cities and counties are starting to line up against it.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Springfield takes a look at license plate readers

The Springfield Police Department could be the next local law enforcement unit to add license plate scanners.

February 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Local


Bicyclist dies in collision with SUV

SAVANNAH – A Savannah woman died Sunday after the bicycle she was riding collided with a sport utility vehicle driven by an Effingham County man.

February 16, 2015 | Staff report | Local


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